Saturday, September 25, 2010

POP CULTURE MARTIAL ARTS ~ THE BILLY CHAKA SERIES!

POP CULTURE MARTIAL ARTS ~ THE BILLY CHAKA SERIES!

TOKYO SUCKER PUNCH!

ISAAC ADAMSON

Meet Billy Chaka, ace reporter for Cleveland's hottest-selling Asian teen magazine. He's brash, savvy, and prone to hair-trigger fits of karate. Billy's in Tokyo to cover the 19-and-Under Handicapped Martial Arts Championship and meet up with his friend Sato Migusion, the international renowned director of such cult film classics as Sex Up the Hotrod, Baby! But Sato never shows.

Instead, the girl of Billy's dreams stumbles into a dive bar with tatooed Yakuza mobsters in hot pursuit. Then Billy will start brawls in swanky corporate sex clubs, be offered a golf club membership by a secret religious order, meet a dog trained in the ways of the Samurai, and race stolen motorcycles through the neon-choked streets of Tokyo. Packed with enough over-the-top fists action to make Jackie Chan cry, and featuring the most lovable uncool hero since Austin Powers, this hilarious send-up is a pop culture potpourri of sub-epic proportion.


HOKKAIDO POPSICLE

After an altercation with the director of Wildman for Geisha! -- a movie based on ace reporter Billy Chaka's life -- Chaka finds himself in Hokkaido on mandatory vacation. Trouble starts when the elderly porter of the Hotel Kitty stumbles into Billy's room and dies. That same night, the lead singer of Japan's most popular rock band turns up dead in a sleazy love hotel in Tokyo.

Billy Chaka goes to Tokyo to cover the story for Youth in Asia magazine and soon finds out there's more to the rocker's apparent drug overdose than meets the eye. A Beatles-obsessed record executive, a mute DJ, two giant kickboxing twins with an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music, a Swedish stripper working at the Purloined Kitten Club -- each play a part in the hard-boiled hilarity that ensues as Billy Chaka discovers that the rock star and the elderly hotel porter just might share a very strange link.

DREAMING PACHINKO

Tokyo, July 2001: Hard-boiled reporter Billy Chaka is back in the neon metropolis interviewing a has-been pop singer turned pachinko fanatic for Youth in Asia magazine. Looks like an easy assignment until he witnesses a beautiful young woman suffer a seizure in the Lucky Benten pachinko hall. When she is later found dead beneath the expressway, Chaka becomes embroiled in an apparent blackmail plot involving a Ministry of Construction official, a brash nineteen-year-old girl, a shadowy entity known only as "Mr. Bojangles," and four silent figures who have a penchant for showing up uninvited inside Chaka's hotel room.

As the bodies pile up and the mystery deepens, Chaka must untangle the lies, obsessions, and seemingly supernatural events that link the dead woman to a forgotten, bloody incident from the desperate closing days of World War II. Spellbinding and hilarious, Dreaming Pachinko will take you on a surreal thrill- ride through the city of the future -- a place where no one can escape the past.

KINKI LULLABY

Wisecracking reporter and reluctant detective Billy Chaka is back. His latest misadventure finds him in Osaka to accept an award for an article he'd written years before about a teenage Bunraku puppet prodigy named Tetsuo. Billy quickly learns he may have been summoned for more than the award -- Tetsuo has been expelled from Osaka's most prestigious theater company following a bloody, unexplained incident involving a fellow puppeteer.

While Billy tries to unravel that mystery, an American man in the hotel room next door is found brutally murdered. Investigating the homicide and its bizarre link to the young puppeteer plunges Billy into a shadowy world where dreams and reality violently intermingle and people are never who they seem. It's a world not far removed from that of the Bunraku theater that flourished in Osaka hundreds of years ago, stylishly recast for the neon-lit urban stage with decrepit gangsters, clueless expatriates, dangerous women, and one seriously deranged hotel employee. Two parts noir and one part playful irreverence, Kinki Lullaby is a sly whodunit that unfolds with the twisted charm of a fever dream.

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: WHERE'S WALDO!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: WHERE'S WALDO!

THE SPY THRILLER

THANKS TO NEATORAMA FOR THE LINK TO THIS CLEVER PARODY . . .

The Imponderables, a comedy troupe, made this parody of The Bourne Ultimatum casting Waldo of the Where’s Waldo? books as the central character. His identity was erased. His past was stolen. His whereabouts are unknown. Can they find Waldo?

Y/A CORNER: JACK BLANK AND THE IMAGINE NATION!

Y/A CORNER: JACK BLANK AND THE IMAGINE NATION!

MATT MYKLUSCH

THIS FIRST BOOK IN A PLANNED TRILOGY SURPRISED ME WITH HOW INVOLVED I BECAME WITH THE STORY. IT SKEWS A LITTLE YOUNGER THAN MOST Y/A NOVELS OF WHICH I TAKE NOTICE, BUT IT WAS SO FULL OF COOL STUFF (AND A NICE TIGHT ENDING I DIDN’T SEE COMING) THAT IT HELD MY INTEREST THROUGHOUT . . .


All Jack Blank knows is his bleak, dreary life at St. Barnaby’s Home for the Hopeless, Abandoned, Forgotten, and Lost, an orphanage that sinks further into the swampland of New Jersey with each passing year. His aptitude tests predict that he will spend a long, unhappy career as a toilet brush cleaner. His only chance at escape comes through the comic books donated years ago to the orphanage that he secretly reads in the dark corners of the library.

Everything changes one icy gray morning when Jack receives two visitors that alter his life forever. The first is a deadly robot straight out of one of his comic books that tries its best to blow him up. The second is an emissary from a secret country called the Imagine Nation, an astonishing place where all the fantastic and unbelievable things in our world originate - including Jack. Jack soon discovers that he has an amazing ability--one that could make him the savior of the Imagine Nation and the world beyond, or the biggest threat they've ever faced.

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LIKE DREAMSVILLE ~ PODCAST #1!

LIKE DREAMSVILLE ~ PODCAST #1!

AND FOR THOSE, LIKE ME, WHO MISSED LIKE DREAMSVILLE’S FIRST PODCAST, THE LINK IS BELOW . . . IT’S THE COOLEST, DADDIO . . .

TRACKLIST:

Don Ralke - Bembe Negro
Jack Kerouac - The Beat Generation
Sun-Ra - Street Named Hell
The Viscounts - Night Fight
Jack Hammer - Like...
Jackie McLean - Enitnerrut
Gil Mellé - The Gears
Kenneth Patchen - Do The Dead Know What Time It Is
Xavier Alberto - Bongoville
Ken Nordine - Flesh
Marty Wilson - Manteca
Quincy Jones - Hangin' Paper
Kenneth Rexroth - Married Blues
Joe Bushkin - A Foggy Night
The Lucky Thompson Trio - The World Awakes
Alex North - French Quarter
Rod McKuen - Get The Hell Out Of My Life (excerpt)

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LIKE DREAMSVILLE ~ PODCAST #2!

LIKE DREAMSVILLE ~ PODCAST #2!

BEATNIK, JAZZ, POETRY, LIKE WAY COOL, MAN . . .

TRACKLIST:


Mary Lou Williams - Kool Bongo
The Smart Set - It's A Lonesome Old Town
Joe Harnell - Midnight Madness
Thelonius Monk - Hackensack
Stanley Wilson - The Juke Box
The Nervous Set Company - Overture: Man We're Beat
Cecil Young Progressive Quartet - Who Parked The Car
Robert Prince - Improvisation
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - It's A Long Way Down
Bob Dorough - Dog
The Aaron Bell Orchestra - Session At Pete's Pad
Kenneth Patchen With The Chamber Jazz Sextet – Limmericks

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THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

MCGINNIS ~ IF THE SHOE FITS!

Friday, September 24, 2010

LOUNGE CENTRAL: SPILLANE ~ JOHN ZORN (CD)!

LOUNGE CENTRAL: SPILLANE ~ JOHN ZORN (CD)!

NOW FOR SOMETHING REALLY COOL AND DIFFERENT VIA FAT CITY CIGAR LOUNGE . . .


Using his file card technique to create the title piece Spillane (whereby musical ideas written on note cards form the basis for discreet sound blocks arranged by way of a unifying theme), John Zorn forges an impressionistic narrative out of stretches of live-music jazz, blues, country, lounge, thrash, etc., and a variety of samples and spoken dialogue inspired by Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer detective novels (recited by John Lurie).

Spillane comes off as an exciting and atmospheric evocation of the clipped prose, seedy dives, and back alleys found in hard-boiled Spillane books like Kiss Me, Deadly.

John Zorn is a true original and listening to Spillane feels like listening to a radio with the station always changing. Sure, the tracks are long, but if you can't sit through one section of any of these songs, you should have yourself treated for A.D.D. Zorn is famous for saying "if you don't like my music, wait a few seconds 'cause you don't know which direction my music is heading next."


Grab a couple of dirty martinis and take a wild trip.


Way recommended.

TRACKLIST:

1. Spillane 25:12
2. Two Lane Highway 13:30
3. Two Lane Highway 4:46
4. Forbidden Fruit 10:20

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PULP NOW: PHANTOM DETECTIVE #2!

PULP NOW: PHANTOM DETECTIVE #2!

COMING IN DECEMBER FROM MOONSTONE BOOKS!

WRITTER: AARON SHAPS
ART: DANILLO GUIDA
COVER: TOM GRINDBERG


A Moonstone "Return of the Originals event!" The mystery of the murdered scientists deepens as New York City is terrorized by creatures from another world. But if there's one thing the Phantom Detective has learned throughout the years, it's that nothing is ever what it seems...

Plus...an all-new Green Ghost!

32 PAGES, $3.50.

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PULP NOW: BAD GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO

PULP NOW: BAD GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO

GARY LOVISI

PLEASURE YOURSELF WITH PULP FICTION

COMING DECEMBER 8, 2010!


Bad Girls Need Love Too will give art lovers and pop culture art enthusiasts 100 electrifying pulp covers in full color. The juicy excerpts are a magnificent time capsule to a period when real girls saved themselves for marriage and young men were in a state of annoyance.

The men and women in the pages of these paperbacks were lusty and hot blooded and their actions often led swiftly to various sins of the flesh.

Gary Lovisi is the editor and publisher of the longest-running magazine on collectible paperback books, Paperback Parade. He is the author of Antique Trader Collectible Paperback Price Guide, Dames, Dolls and Delinquents: A Collector's Guide to Sexy Pulp Fiction Paperbacks.


HARDCOVER ~ 192 PAGES ~ 6x8 ~ $12.99

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MCGINNIS ~ MURDER ON HER MIND!

THE TROUBLE WITH BLONDES!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: SIN CITY SPY ~ TEASER!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: SIN CITY SPY ~ TEASER!

COMING SOON ~ THE NEW WORLD ESPIONAGE BUREAU NOVEL!

AN EVENING AT BUDDIES LOUNGE #110!

AN EVENING AT BUDDIES LOUNGE #110!

THE BIG W IS BACK AS HE CONTINUES TO EXPLORE, WITH DRINK IN HAND, THE SPACE-AGE POP HI-FI MUSICAL SOUNDS OF THE 1950’S AND THE 1960’S IN LIVING STEREO! JOIN US FOR THE SEASON PREMIERE OF AN EVENING AT THE BUDDIES LOUNGE!

PLAYLIST:

• The Most Beautiful Girl In The World - Frank Sinatra
• Butterball - Al Hirt
• Lover Come Back To Me - Nat King Cole
• Help - Andre Kostelanetz
• If I Never Get To Heaven - Della Reese
• Mississippi Mud - Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer
• When Lights Are Low - Dakota Staton
• Hang On Sloopy - Ray Ellis
• Walking Happy - Shirley Bassey
• I Enjoy Being A Girl - Peggy Lee
• I’ve Got You Under My Skin - Louis Prima & Keely Smith
• Going To Grandma’s House - Les & Larry Elgart
• Tijuana Taxi - Herb Alpert & The TJB
• Georgy Girl - James Darren
• Theme From Route 66 - Nelson Riddle
• It Won’t Cool Off - Dean Martin
• On The Street Where You Live - Ray Conniff
• Congo Train - Martin Denny
• Green Green - Jerry Lewis Singers
• Raindrops in Rio - Henry Mancini
• Looking For Love - Connie Francis
• Venezuela Twist - Preez Prado

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BUDDIES LOUNGE COFFEE MUG!

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FANTASY CORNER: TORTAL AND OTHER LANDS

FANTASY CORNER: TORTAL AND OTHER LANDS

TAMORA PIERCE

A COLLECTION OF TALES


Collected here for the first time are all of the tales from the land of Tortall, featuring both previously unknown characters as well as old friends. Filling some gaps of time and interest, these stories, some of which have been published before, will lead Pierce’s fans, and new readers into one of the most intricately constructed worlds of modern fantasy.

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AUDIO DRAMA CORNER: BREAD OVERHEAD!

AUDIO DRAMA CORNER: BREAD OVERHEAD!

ADAPTED BY JULIE HOVERSON FROM THE STORY BY FRITZ LEIBER

NEW FROM 19 NOCTURNE BOULEVARD . . .

THE PUFFY LOAF CORPORATION TAKES THE NEXT "LOGICAL" STEP TO MAKE THEIR BREAD FLUFFIER AND LIGHTER . . . POSSIBLY LIGHTER THAN AIR.

WHAT KIND OF A PLACE IS IT?

WHY IT'S A LOVELY WHITE BREAD FUTURE (BY WAY OF 1958) CAN'T YOU TELL?

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LOUNGE CENTRAL: JAN DALEY @ VITELLO'S!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE BLACK SWAN SERIES!

FORGOTTEN BOOKS: THE BLACK SWAN SERIES!

J. J. MONTAGUE (AKA: JAMES KEENAN)

I first picked up this series as a teen because the beautiful female heroine secret agent shared my last name – I have no idea now why I thought that was so cool, but I do remember thinking it was so at the time.

Shauna Bishop, code name The Black Swan, freelances as an operative for Section K. Her specialty is seduction, a skill she applies with abandon in an effort to influence independent nations to favor the United States – Hey, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do . . .

THE CHINESE KISS


America’s espionage chiefs gamble on the success of a single, highly trained female agent.  They underestimated the strength and cunning of the enemy force she faced!

THE CONG KISS

Shauna sent out a desperate S.O.S. to anyone who might hear it – because the dope smuggling ring she was fighting had turned out to be a cover for a plot to wipe out the U.S.A.!

THE FRENCH KISS

Shauna’s Mid-East mission could mean the difference between world peace and disaster – but she was all alone, with no way to tell enemies from friends!

THE JUDAS KISS

One agent was dead. Two others had vanished. Now it was Shauna Bishop’s job to find the enemy who could cut off America’s major oil supply.

The mid-seventies series didn’t exactly have the same impact or sales as The Baronness or Eve Drum. The Black Swan series is a Forgotten Books entry more out of nostalgia than quality. I don’t think I could face reading any of the titles again.

MCGINNIS ~ A TRIO OF SHAYNES!

COOL COVERS: THE WHEEL IS FIXED!

MCGINNIS ~ A CERTAIN FRENCH GIRL!

DRIVEN: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY!

DRIVEN: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY!

LARRY H. MILLER


When he was sixteen years old, Larry Miller came home one summer night to find all his possessions sitting in three bags on the porch of his darkened house. The door was locked.

From those troubled and humble beginnings rose a man whose influence has touched, according to reliable pollsters, more than 99 percent of the population of Utah as well as myriads of people worldwide.

Seven months before Miller passed away, he began working with Doug Robinson on this biography. Written in first person, the book talks about the many facets of Larry’s life and legacy and speaks candidly about the people and experiences that influenced him. It doesn’t just tell Larry Miller’s story, it shares lessons — painful as well as joyful lessons — he has learned from his experiences.

This inspiring biography includes:

• A moving foreword by Utah Jazz great John Stockton

• An epilogue written by Gail Miller, Larry’s wife

• Numerous photographs

• A firsthand look at the incredible breadth of Larry Miller’s work and contributions — in business, in sports, in the arts, as well as his personal humanitarian service

• A full section addressing the question Larry was most often asked: “How’d you do it?”


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FANTASY CORNER: THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: A MILLENNIAL NOVEL!

FANTASY CORNER: THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: A MILLENNIAL NOVEL!

SARAH JANE STRATFORD


It’s 1938, and Hitler's tentacles have commenced their stranglehold on Europe. The Nazi empire will soon be purged of all "tainted" bloodlines . . . including vampires.

London’s ancient tribunal of vampires is aghast at the destruction taking place on the Continent and resolves to send its five most formidable vampires — immensely powerful "millennials" who have lived more than a thousand years — to infiltrate and destroy the Nazis. Brilliant and beautiful millennial Brigit is loath to go, for it means leaving behind her vampire lover Eamon, whom she made eight centuries ago. But go she must; her powers are needed if the mission is to have any chance of success.

As the millennials attempt to penetrate and sabotage Hitler’s armies, they discover the Nazis are more capable and more monstrous than they'd ever imagined. Forced to take bolder, more dangerous steps, they soon attract the attention of specially trained vampire hunters loyal to Hitler and his vision of a vampire-free world. Exposed, deep inside enemy territory, with vicious Nazi officers and hunters at her heels, Brigit must attempt a daring escape from the Continent, guarding precious cargo that marks the only hope of salvaging their mission.

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LOUNGE CENTRAL: MITM'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

LOUNGE CENTRAL: MITM'S 4TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

*T*O*N*I*G*H*T*


STARRING ERIN BOHEME

CATALINA'S JAZZ CLUB HOLLYWOOD
THURSDAY SEPT. 23RD


DON'T MISS OUT!

MEET THE ENTIRE MARTINI IN THE MORNING CREW AND ENJOY A NIGHT OF CELEBRATION AND GREAT MUSIC WITH ONE OF OUR FAVORITE ARTISTS!

C'MON LIZARDS, GET YOUR TICKETS WHILE THEY LAST!


I'LL SEE YOU THERE!

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SCI-FI CORNER: AMORTALS!

SCI-FI CORNER: AMORTALS!

MATT FORBECK

YOU KNOW THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE A MOVIE . . .

Today you die. Today you are reborn. Today you hunt the man who killed you.

It’s Lee Child vs. Altered Carbon in a high-tech blast of tough-as-nails future thrills. Matt Forbeck arrives as the new king of high-concept — with a blockbuster action movie in a book. In the near future, scientists solve the problem of mortality by learning how to backup and restore a persons memories into a vat-bred clone.

When Secret Service agent Ronan “Methusaleh” Dooley is brutally murdered, he’s brought back from the dead yet again to hunt his killer, and in doing so uncover a terrible conspiracy.

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ZOMBIE CENTRAL: NIGHT OF THE LIVING TREKKIIES!

ZOMBIE CENTRAL: NIGHT OF THE LIVING TREKKIIES!

I HAVE TO GIVE CREDIT TO THOSE WHO PRODUCED THE BELOW BOOK TRAILER . . . CAN THE FULL MOVIE BE FAR BEHIND . . . THIS MIGHT BE AN OVER THE TOP IDEA, BUT THE TRAILER AT LEAST CRACKED ME UP . . . I'M GOING TO HAVE TO READ THE BOOK NOW . . .



BRITISH COMICS CORNER: LONDON CALLING!

BRITISH COMICS CORNER: LONDON CALLING!

PER BRITISH COMIC BLOG DOWN THE TUBES . . .


This follow up to his earlier steampunk tale, Grandville, is officially published in the UK on 16th December by Jonathan Cape, with a US edition from Dark Horse released on 22nd February 2011.

Set three weeks after the finale of Grandville, Grandville, Mon Amour pits Detective Inspector Archie LeBrock of Scotland Yard against an old adversary, Edward 'Mad Dog' Mastock - a psychotic serial killer whose shocking escape from his execution at the Tower of London begins this fast-paced, Hitchcockian steampunk thriller. With a range of new and fascinating characters and a mix of Holmesian deduction, knowing humour and edge of the seat action, Grandville Mon Amour continues the vein of high-octane adventure begun in the first volume. Can even LeBrock escape the past or do heroes have feet of clay? Follow the badger!

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BRITISH COMICS CORNER: LONDON CALLING!

BRITISH COMICS CORNER: LONDON CALLING!

PER BRITISH COMIC BLOG DOWN THE TUBES . . .


Written by screen-writer Stephen Walsh with stunning artwork by renowned Commando artist Keith Page, London Calling is a complete thrilling adventure, told in a style that harkens back to classic British comic strips of yesteryear.

Set in a 1950’s London one-step sideways to our own, secret agent Charlotte Corday encounters invading Martians, talking puppets, unexpected cameos, and the vampire-hunting coppers of the Metropolitan “V” Squad as they deal with an outbreak of vampires at Highgate Cemetery.

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BREATHLESS HOMICIDAL SLIME MUTANTS: THE ART OF THE PAPERBACK!

BREATHLESS HOMICIDAL SLIME MUTANTS: THE ART OF THE PAPERBACK!

STEVEN BROWER

A visually dynamic homage to the paperback. In 1968, John Leonard, then editor of The New York Times Book Review, listed the many merits of mass-market paperbacks: "They can be stuffed in purses, left in buses, dropped in toilets, used as coasters, eaten and thrown away. Their covers can be ripped off! Their spines can be broken! To buy a paperback today is to buy the means of revenging oneself on Western culture."

Fast-forward forty years. Leonard’s affectionately flippant assessment may need to be revised as the explosion of digital media threatens the livelihood of the printed word. More than an act of revenge on Western culture, to buy a paperback may be a means of preserving one of its more charismatic—and socially, politically, and aesthetically influential—species.

Breathless Homicidal Slime Mutants celebrates the mass-market paperback and gives it its due. A vibrant tour that starts with books from the late nineteenth century up to today, examining the most popular genres—mystery, romance, Westerns, how-to, cooking, and diet, and highbrow literature packaged for the broader audience—it focuses on the history of the art and design of the format and how it is inseparable from the history of American literacy, tastes, and mores of the twentieth century.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

500 ESSENTIAL CULT BOOKS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE!

500 ESSENTIAL CULT BOOKS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE!

GINA MCKINNON / STEVE HOLLAND


500 Essential Cult Books gathers the finest trade paperbacks, hardbacks, collections, novellas, biographies, poems and graphic novels from around the world into one giant volume that reveals what makes a read not just a success and not just a classic but a cult book.

From fiction to non-fiction, poetry to self-help titles, 500 Essential Cult Books covers a huge range of literature and is sorted into thematic genres. Each entry includes a brief plot breakdown, critical review and suggested further reading.

Whether youre looking to broaden your literary horizons, reacquaint yourself with old favourites, or find recommendations for other titles you might like, this compendium of cult classics is sure to have something to appeal to your inner bookworm.

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ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: MODESTY BLAISE ~ SWEET CAROLINE!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: MODESTY BLAISE ~ SWEET CAROLINE!

PETER O’DONNELL / NEVILLE COLVIN


The latest bumper volume collects the classic stories Sweet Caroline, The Return of the Mammoth and Plato's Republic and Sword of the Bruce – in which Modesty and Willie pursue an assassins guild; one of Willie's prize elephants is stolen by Russian agents; and Modesty becomes the target of extortionists who are after the intelligence files from her days in The Network!

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ROY OF THE ROVERS: THE UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY!

ROY OF THE ROVERS: THE UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY!

MICK COLLINS


Following on from his bestselling All-Round Genius about a real life sports man who resembled a comic strip hero, Mick Collins turns his attention to a comic strip hero that many thought was a real life striker. Roy of the Rovers delighted fans from the early '50s right up to the strip's closure in the 1990s. This affectionate, entertaining book takes the reader through Roy's many incarnations and gets the inside stories from the editors, illustrators and story creators who worked on the comic through the years. It also has memories and contributions from sports celebrities involved in the comic, such as Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker.

This is a 'biography' of Roy, but it sets the comic in the context of the times showing how the rise in computer games eventually spelled the death knell for Britain's most famous sporting hero. Written in a light, entertaining style and illustrated with strips from across the years and a colour plate section, Roy of the Rovers is the perfect guilty pleasure for every childhood fan who is now a nostalgic adult.

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MCGINNIS ~ THE GIRL WHO KEPT KNOCKING THEM DEAD!

PULP NOW: GRAVESLINGER!

PULP NOW: GRAVESLINGER!

A SUPERNATURAL WESTERN – WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR . . .

Graveslinger begins in Gila Flats, Arizona Territory, 1873 as undertaker Frank Timmons accidentally unleashes 117 executed killers from their graves at Arizona Territory's Gila Flats Prison. When those undead killers go on a murder spree that claims the life of his beloved – and a sinister, mystical being enlists him to reclaim the killers' souls – Frank knows he's in for an adventure he might not survive.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

RANCHO DIABLO: SHOOTER'S CROSS PREVIEW!


Rancho Diablo Shooter's Cross preview -

PULP NOW: EPISODES FROM THE ZERO HOUR VOLUME 3!

PULP NOW: EPISODES FROM THE ZERO HOUR VOLUME 3!

The third installment from modern pulp publishers, Episodes from the Zero Hour!, features globe-trotting adventure with Rex Rockwell, Weird Game Hunter and Mac Samson: The Secrets of the Lost City.

A team of Victorian-era adventurers who protect the world from the things that go bump in the night, Colonel Rex Rockwell and his staff care for monsters of myth and legend at a state-of-the-art facility at the Colonel’s sprawling English manor.

Set at the dawn of WWII, Mac Samson is a treasure hunter who finds himself dragged into the adventure of a lifetime when a beautiful girl from his past waltzes back into his life. Both will find adventure and excitement waiting for them at The Zero Hour!

The book also contains the first installment of the weird western, C.T. and the Savage Chimps of Cannibal Mesas, as well as the usual extras and special features that Zero Hour! books have become known for.

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ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: OO7 BLOODSTONE!

ESPIONAGE CENTRAL: OO7 BLOODSTONE!

OPENING CREDIT FROM NEW 007 ACTIVISON GAME FEATURING JOSS STONE . . . I REALLY LIKE THIS VERSION . . .

“I DON’T CARE IF I LIVE OR DIE, I’LL TAKE IT ALL . . .”

BOND APPROVED!